Marty Sampson

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Marty Sampson
Birth nameMartin W Sampson
Born (1979-05-31) 31 May 1979 (age 40)
OriginSydney, Australia
GenresContemporary worship
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, worship leader, musician
InstrumentsVocals, acoustic guitar, piano, drums, electric guitar
Years active1998–present
LabelsHillsong, Small City
Associated actsYouth Alive, Hillsong Worship, Hillsong United, The Red Bikes

Martin W "Marty" Sampson (born 31 May 1979) is an Australian contemporary worship music singer-songwriter, musician and worship leader at the Hillsong Church in Sydney. From the late 1990s he has featured on the Youth Alive albums and was one of the original Hillsong United band's worship leaders. Sampson's main instrument is the guitar although he also plays the piano, flute and drums. Aside from work for Youth Alive and Hillsong United, Sampson has issued solo albums. In November 2006 he married Michelle and the couple have a son, Phoenix.

Biography[edit]

Sampson[1] was born on 31 May 1979 and became a member of the Hillsong Church in Sydney. From the late 1990s he has featured on the Youth Alive albums and was one of the original Hillsong United band's worship leaders. His last album with Hillsong United was the 2011's Aftermath. He often leads worship at the church and has maintained contributions for Hillsong albums. Since his departure from Hillsong United, he has worked on his songwriting. Sampson helps with the worship at Northern Beaches, a Hillsong extension service. In November 2006 he married Michelle and the couple have a son, Phoenix.[2]

In 2007, Sampson released a solo EP, Let Love Rule, via his official website.[3] In April 2008, Sampson co-wrote "We Give You Praise" with band members of the United Kingdom Christian rockers Delirious?.[4] In 2010, he recorded an album in the United States under the band name, The Red Bikes. It was recorded with James Rudder as producer, Luke Munns on drums, Michael Guy Chislett on guitar and Paul Malbury on bass guitar. The album has not yet[when?] been released.[citation needed] In June 2011, Sampson released another solo EP, Objects, as Martin Sampson.[5] It is an acoustic guitar folk album in the vein of Bob Dylan. The tracks were recorded at the same time as The Red Bikes project.

On 10 August 2019, he publicly stated that he was "losing his faith" in an Instagram post. Some have interpreted his words to mean he is no longer a Christian.[6]

Instrumentation[edit]

According to AllMusic, Sampson is credited with being a composer, lyricist, vocalist, producer, worship leader, guitarist (acoustic, electric) and arranger.[7]

Discography[edit]

Songwriter[edit]

Songs written or co-written by Sampson include[1][8][9]

Hillsong Worship albums

  • By Your Side (1999)
    • "By Your Side"
  • For This Cause (2000)
    • "Carry Me"
  • You Are My World (2001)
    • "God Is Great"
    • "You Are My World"
    • "Forever"
    • "My Best Friend" with Joel Houston
  • Blessed (2002)
    • "Now That You're Near"
    • "Son of God" with Lincoln Brewster
    • "King of Majesty"
  • Hope (2003)
    • "Song of Freedom"
    • "Better Than Life"
    • "To the Ends of the Earth" with Houston
    • "Can't Stop Praising" with Tulele Faletolu
    • "Free"
    • "Angels"
  • For All You've Done (2004)
    • "Hallelujah" with Jonas Myrin
    • "Home"
    • "Take All of Me"
  • God He Reigns (2005)
    • "God He Reigns"
    • "All I Need Is You"
    • "There Is Nothing Like" with Myrin
    • "What the World Will Never Take" with Matt Crocker & Scott Ligertwood
    • "Tell the World" with Jonathon Douglass & Houston
  • Mighty to Save (2006)
    • "Take It All" with Crocker & Ligertwood
    • "I Believe"
    • "The Freedom We Know" with Houston & Matt Tenikoff
    • "For Who You Are"
    • "Open My Eyes" with Mia Fieldes
  • Saviour King (2007)
    • "In Your Freedom" with Raymond Badham
    • "One Thing" with Darlene Zschech
    • "Saviour King" with Fieldes
  • Faith + Hope + Love (2009)
    • "The Wonder of Your Love" with Jack Mooring & Leeland Mooring
    • "His Glory Appears" with Zschech
  • No Other Name (2014)
  • Open Heaven / River Wild (2015)
    • "O Praise the Name (Anástasis)" with Benjamin Hastings & Dean Ussher
    • "Open Heaven (River Wild)" with Matt Crocker
  • Let There Be Light (2016)
    • "Look to the Son" with Joel Houston, Reuben Morgan, Matt Crocker and Scott Ligertwood
    • "Elohim"
  • The Peace Project (2017)
    • "Peace Upon The Earth" (music by Frederic Chopin)[10]
  • There Is More (2018)
    • "God so Loved" with Matt Crocker[11]
    • "The Lord's Prayer" with Ben Fielding, Benjamin Hastings and Reuben Morgan[12]

Hillsong United albums

  • Everyday (1999)
    • "Seeking You"
    • "Prayer to the King"
    • "God Is Moving"
  • Best Friend (2000)
    • "Best Friend" with Houston
    • "Forever"
    • "Reason I Live"
  • King of Majesty (2001)
    • "King of Majesty"
    • "Everything to Me"
    • "God Is Great"
  • To the Ends of the Earth (2002)
    • "Free"
    • "All"
    • "To the Ends of the Earth" with Houston
    • "My God"
    • "Now That You're Near"
  • More Than Life (2004)
    • "Light"
    • "Take All of Me"
    • "Shine for You"
    • "Soldier" with Faletolu
    • "All Day"
  • Look to You (2005)
    • "Tell the World" with Douglass & Houston
    • "Look to You"
    • "All I Need Is You"
    • "Shout Unto God" with Houston
    • "There Is Nothing Like" with Myrin
    • "What the World Will Never Take" with Crocker & Ligertwood
    • "Deeper"
  • United We Stand (2006)
    • "Take It All" with Crocker & Ligertwood
    • "From God Above"
    • "Came to My Rescue" with Joel Davies & Dylan Thomas
    • "Revolution" with Ligertwood, Houston, Brooke Fraser & Michael Guy Chislett
    • "Hallelujah" with Tenikoff & Rolf Wam Fjell
  • All of the Above (2007)
    • "Devotion"
    • "Saviour King" with Fieldes
  • The I Heart Revolution: With Hearts as One (2008)
    • "Look to You"
    • "Forever"
    • "There Is Nothing Like" with Myrin
    • "Tell the World" with Douglass & Houston
    • "All I Need Is You"
    • "Shout Unto God" with Houston
    • "Came to My Rescue (Be Lifted High)" with Davies and Thomas
  • Aftermath (2011)
    • "Light Will Shine" with Crocker

Hillsong Young & Free albums

  • "III" (2018)
    • "Jesus Loves Me" with Aodhan King and Benjamin Hastings[13]

Hillsong Kids albums

  • Jesus Is My Superhero (2004)
    • "King of Majesty"
  • Super Strong God (2005)
    • "Free"
    • "All I Need Is You"
    • "Your Are My World"
  • Supernatural (2006)
    • "Better Than Life"
    • "You're All I Need"
    • "For Who You Are"
  • Can You Believe It!? (2018)
    • "My Best Friend" with Joel Houston[14]

Delirious? album

Extended plays[edit]

  • Let Love Rule (EP, 2007)
    1. "Brave Souls"
    2. "NYC"
    3. "Landslide"
    4. "Inhale"
    5. "Heaven Sent"
    6. "Diamond Mine"
    7. "Exhale"
    8. "Castle Wall"
  • Objects (EP, Small City Music, 17 June 2011)[5]
    1. "Before the Night Takes Me"
    2. "Fast Asleep in the Sun"
    3. "Anybody Else"
    4. "From the Coal"
    5. "We Exist and Then We Fly Away"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'By Your Side' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 March 2012. Note: To search for other titles click on Search again and enter track name.
  2. ^ Marty Sampson talks about his wife and the song 'Devotion'.
  3. ^ "Let Love Rule". Marty Sampson official website. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Kingdom of Comfort : Song by Song – Martin and Stu G". delirious.co.uk. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Objects – EP by Martin Sampson". iTunes. Apple Inc. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  6. ^ Klett, By Leah MarieAnn. "Hillsong writer reveals he's no longer a Christian: 'I'm genuinely losing my faith'". www.christianpost.com. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Marty Sampson Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  8. ^ "ASCAP ACE Search Results – Works Written by Sampson Martin W". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Retrieved 18 March 2012. Note: As of March 2012 there were 52 works credited (some may be duplicates) to Sampson. To view further details click on song title.
  9. ^ "Marty Sampson – Songs – Songs Composed By". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Peace Upon The Earth". Hillsong.
  11. ^ "God so Loved". Hillsong.
  12. ^ "The Lord's Prayer". Hillsong.
  13. ^ "Jesus Loves Me Official Lyrics". Hillsong.
  14. ^ "My Best Friend Official Lyrics". Hillsong. Retrieved 29 September 2018.

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